The White House didn’t mention Obama fired Flynn, or that he warned Trump about potential risks of hiring Flynn.


After President Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents about his contacts with the Russian ambassador during the transition period, the White House seemed to distance itself from Flynn by throwing former President Barack Obama under the bus.

“Today, Michael Flynn, a former National Security Advisor at the White House for 25 days during the Trump Administration, and a former Obama administration official, entered a guilty plea to a single count of making a false statement to the FBI,” White House lawyer Ty Cobb said in a statement on Friday, per press pool reports.

The statement continued, “The false statements involved mirror the false statements to White House officials which resulted in his resignation in February of this year. Nothing about the guilty plea or the charge implicates anyone other than Mr. Flynn. The conclusion of this phase of the Special Counsel’s work demonstrates again that the Special Counsel is moving with all deliberate speed and clears the way for a prompt and reasonable conclusion.”